1.4 Population Safety

1.4 Population Safety

  • Numer of Crimes
  • Number of Jobs in Law Enforcement
  • On Index

Numer of Crimes

1.4 a. Comparison between Number of Crimes 

Number of crimes in the central area and the country as a whole for every 10.000 people. The graph shows that the level of criminal activity is lower in the central area than in the whole country. 

When studying the photo and the data, it is worth to keep in mind that the number of special penal code infractions and traffic violations can partly depend on the police initiative in the area. 

Original data and processing 

 

Number of Jobs in Law Enforcement

1.4 b. Number of Jobs in Law Enforcement 

This graph shows the number of full time equivalent units in law enforcement in Akureyri, Húsavík and Þórshöfn. It shows that jobs in law enforcement grow in number in the monitored area of the Sustainability project in 2016-2019 but the number of jobs remain the same between 2019 and 2020.

 

On Index

The quality of life for the population in a community where the level of criminal activity is low is higher than in a community where criminal activity is high. Increased population because of industrial growth, structuring of power plants and increased tourism has diverse influence on the community and it is therefore important that the infrastructure of that community is strong.  An index monitoring the development of the level of criminal activity and number of jobs in law enforcement can give information on the long term stability in the area.  

This index will publish information on number of crimes for every 10.000 people and the number of jobs in law enforcement.

Frequency

Data showing the development of the level of criminal activity and number of jobs in law enforcement will be published yearly. Data should be published no later than 15th of February each year. 

Area

Data from the central area and the country as a whole will be compared.

Accountability

The project manager is responsible for acquiring the data and publishing it according to the publishing schedule.

Source Material

Data will be collected from the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police.